What the White House Has to Do to Keep the Peace Talks Going

(Hudson Institute-New York) Alan M. Dershowitz - The White House can pressure the Palestinian Authority to make concessions that would show the Israeli public that they are really interested in making a peace deal. These concessions could include ending the incitement against Israelis and Jews that appears daily on official Palestinian television (the PA promised this in earlier peace negotiations but has failed to live up to this promise). It could also include ending Palestinian efforts to delegitimize Israel in international forums such as the UN and the International Criminal Court. Finally it could include a willingness to recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people. The White House could also try to persuade the Saudis to invite Prime Minister Netanyahu to Saudi Arabia, as New York Times columnist Tom Friedman has suggested.

2010-09-14 07:24:27

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